Expanded explanations consultation

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28 February 2019  23 May 2019

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The Sentencing Council is issuing a new consultation on proposals to provide expanded explanations in existing sentencing guidelines.

We are proposing to embed additional information into offence specific sentencing guidelines to make it easier for users to access relevant information.

This will provide sentencers and other court users with useful information relating to commonly used factors in guidelines and also improve transparency for victims, defendants and the wider public.

The proposals are subject to a 12 week public consultation.

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